The Best of City’s Beaches

Summer is just around the corner, well, almost, and that means that the beach season in New York City will be arriving soon.

New York City boasts of 14 miles of beaches – from beauties in the Bronx to the historical sands of Brooklyn. All they’re all open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. And the best thing is they are all free for everyone.

14 miles of sand for our toes and easy public transit options to get to the sunny spot of our choice, indeed a visit to one of the beaches near NYC is one of the best things to do in the summer.

Just in the past decade, the beaches in and around NYC have changed, and the changes are totally for the better. Every passing summer, the beaches get introduced with more dining options, better accessibility, and less trash.

Well, of course, we aren’t claiming that NYC on its way to becoming a beach city. Probably that’s never going to happen. But if you’re visiting the city, you sure get to choose from a lot of lovely options.

NYC’s shoreline offers a lot of different things to a lot of people, so it can’t be denied that we all have our favorites. Here at OurBus, we’ve written about the best New York beaches and here’s our very-subjective ranking of the best beaches around the Big Apple.

Get ready for digging your toes in the sand and feeling the salt spray on your face.


Fort Tilden Beach

Over 50 yards of one of NYC’s best-kept secrets

Queens, NYC


Brighton Beach

A worthwhile destination for Russian and Eastern European cuisines

Brooklyn, NYC


*Sandy Hook

7 miles of activity-filled shoreline

New Jersey


Rockaway Beach

The only beach in NYC where you can surf.

Queens, NYC


If you are low on budgets, bus transit from New York City is your best option. There is an array of services available to suit all kinds of needs.

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